Sounds like some gray area, I do not know whether or not I typically use/rely on much glycogen. I assume I do, since I don't push myself too hard on a regular basis...but all it takes is 10 minutes in the gym to start the ketone smell. It's much different than normal BO, it's almost sweet.
Fat is low octane if you can keep intensity low enough it may get you through. If ramping up intensity you will need super-octane or glucose/glycogen, or you will be in serious trouble! Usually it may take a couple of days or three to deplete glycogen by ramping up training volume and intensity somehow while keeping carbs low. Gluconeogenesis will not provide enough glucose if raising volume and intensity, but you can test it out and find your limits. And yes, it feels pretty miserable when bonking, just saying...
I seek to reduce my chloride intake, as practically as possible. Since bacon and sauerkraut come presalted with sodium chloride, that's just kind of going to stay put. But since I can at least find another source of potassium crystal that isn't made with chloride, I will. Yes, I like potassium for its pressure-lowering activity. And to balance out the sodium, since it's important to maintain a good ratio of potassium to sodium. I give my body what it needs and let it pee out the extra. Which, I admit, still confuses me - why is reducing chloride intake a good idea if my body is going to maintain a certain amount of it anyway?! Maybe I'm a chloride retainer...my pressure was very high about a year ago, so I actively seek to keep it lower-ish.
Why would you discontinue potassium chloride because of the chloride but continue sodium chloride (salt)? Or did you mean the problem is the potassium? What I have heard is potassium is bad for people with high blood pressure if they are taking blood pressure medication because they could lower their blood pressure too much if they take potassium supplements on top of their medication.
Last edited by Knifegill; 09-17-2013 at 07:04 PM.
Steak, eggs, potatoes - fruits, nuts, berries and forage. Coconut milk and potent herbs and spices. Tea instead of coffee now and teeny amounts of kelp daily. Let's see how this does! Not really had dairy much, and gut seems better for it.